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Machinist Certificate - Program Details

In the machinist program, you’ll dive into the world of manufacturing. You’ll pick up the know-how to read blueprints and bring them to life with precision. You’ll get your hands on drills, lathes, and more. You’ll also master the tech that commands machines to cut and shape metal to perfection.

The Start of a Promising Career

This certificate positions you for a promising machine tool tech career ahead, or advanced learning as you pursue your associate degree.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Show and explain safe ways to work and how to handle environmental concerns in today's factories.
  • Learn to understand blueprints and use them to make and check parts.
  • Use measuring tools right to get precise results in making things.
  • Create items using manual drill presses, lathes, and milling machines.
  • Get to know how to explain and apply CNC code.

Courses and Curriculum

In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be a competent worker as a machinist. This certificate can be completed in 40 credit hours and includes classwork and practical experience. All courses must be completed with a "C" grade or higher and must be completed within five years in order to be awarded the certificate. Minimal computer literacy is required.

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Your Future as a Certified Machinist

This program will equip you with the skills for a thriving career in modern manufacturing. Become a machinist, computer numerical control (CNC) operator, setter/operator—whatever you want to pursue.

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